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Eddie Murphy To Host 2012 Oscars

09/06/2011 1:19 pm 1 comment

Source:  Sheila Marikar /ABC News

The academy in charge of Hollywood’s most major awards show announced today that the stand-up comic Oscar-nominated actor will host the 2012 ceremonies, which are being produced by Brett Ratner and Don Mischer.

“Eddie is a comedic genius, one of the greatest and most influential live performers ever,” Ratner said in a statement put out by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  “With his love of movies, history of crafting unforgettable characters and his iconic performances — especially on stage — I know he will bring excitement, spontaneity and tremendous heart to the show Don and I want to produce in February.”

Murphy added: “I am enormously honored to join the great list of past Academy Award hosts from Hope and Carson to Crystal, Martin and Goldberg, among others. I’m looking forward to working with Brett and Don on creating a show that is enjoyable for both the fans at home and for the audience at the Kodak Theatre as we all come together to celebrate and recognize the great film contributions and collaborations from the past year.”

The Murphy-hosted Oscars will air on ABC on February 26, 2012.

To read this article in its entirety visit ABC News.

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  • Anonymous

    That’s awesome, where has he been? I haven’t seen Eddie in anything in years.

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